So we started to properly plan out our route the other day, and we’ve done a few sums…
We have around 8000 miles to cover, and Bertie (bless his cotton socks) doesn’t really like travelling at any sort of speed. We reckon we’ve got over 180 hours of driving ahead of us, that’s 10800 minutes. Or to look at it another way, we need a driving playlist of over 3000 songs….
Then we had an idea…
Why don’t we let people contribute to our Driving Playlist? A bit of web-magic from dragon-supporter Dyson later, and we have a brand new fundraising tool -where you can pick what songs you would like to add to our playlist (in exchange for the small donation of £1 per track)
You can choose to delight, amuse, entertain, abuse or torture… the choice is yours! We promise to listen to everything you submit!
This little web tool is powered by Spotify, if you want something that isn’t available on the search just give us a shout and we’ll do it manually! We’ll post up the playlist so-far on a regular basis. There’s no limit to how many tracks you can add, or how many times the same track can be added. Payment is taken by PayPal as it’s just the easiest way to gather the money online, all donations recieved via PayPal will be used to cover the charitable expenses of running this Vehicle Delivery Project. If you’d rather donate offline or directly to GoHelp via JustGiving just let us know…
Please don’t spend £60 on a Celine Dion ‘Super CD’: goo.gl/xEWk4
Download Spotify and donate the money to an excellent cause instead…. https://www.justgiving.com/mongolia2013
If enough people donate Cardale and I will listen to Celine Dion all the way there…….
What is this all about then?
So Tom Cardale and I (Paul Nicholls) have decided to take the leap and sign up to the Mongolia Charity Rally 2013. The rally is organised by the UK registered charity Go Help; who use the rally as a fundraising platform for their outreach projects in Central Asia.
What’s it all about?
We’re basically going to drive 10,000 miles – virtually half way around the world – from London to Ulaanbataar in a vehicle which we will then donate to a local charity project.
This is no package holiday and there is no guide-book – we’ll be crossing a huge range of terrain from mountain ranges to deserts; navigating ourselves around the political mine-fields of international borders and even dodging active war-zones to complete this epic journey.
Why? Just why?
First and foremost this is a charity fundraising exercise, we’ll be raising money directly for Go Help as well as donating a vehicle to their affiliated charity projects in Mongolia. Of course it is also an epic adventure, and that is why it has appealed to us both so much. Fundraising with a difference.
Tell me more…
You can track our progress on our website, follow us on twitter, like us on Facebook but most importantly of all donate to us via JustGiving.
You can also get in touch directly via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org